John

Great For
Food & Drink, History and culture, Off-the-beaten-path, Solo travellers
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About me

Hello! My name is John, I’m a passionate traveller and in each location that I visit I like to know their customs, the history of the neighborhoods, explore the local markets, observe the making of the traditional dishes as well as the handicrafts. I’ve got 4 years of experience in the tourism industry; in college I studied planning and management of tourist destinations, then I worked as an auditor on an international airline and recently as a travel agent. Travelling to other countries sparked on me the passion for share with other travellers, those places in the city where they can live an unique and unforgetable experience, besides, get a chance to prove why I’m very proud to be mexican. I've lived in Mexico City for 24 years and I raised on the Historic Center. The city has many historic monuments, interesting spots, museum that you should not miss and flavours that you can’t find anywhere else. I will be glad to explore with you this big city!

Languages

English, Spanish

My Interests

museums, photography and art, Observe the making of the traditional dishes and also the handicrafts, Exploring the local markets , Finding the best street food

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can change your preferred start time after booking

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique

My most exciting things to do in Mexico City

Mexico City is a cultural mosaic, multi-faceted and has a lot of history to tell. With buildings with incredible arquitecture which takes us back through different periods; the markets and tianguis where we can see the movement of the locals, buy handcrafts made with passion and dedication by the craftsmen, taste their favorite dishes and even taste exotic food including insects, in addition to spots of street food where you can find a variety of garnachas. Also the neighborhoods on the surroundings have a lot to offer, as Xochimilco and his agricultural production or the Estadio Azteca.

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How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way